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Of nutmegs and cloves: European pirates in the Archipelago

Mohd Noor Merican, Ahmad Murad (2021) Of nutmegs and cloves: European pirates in the Archipelago. Melaka Hari Ini, 20 March 2021.

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The Banda islands, in the province of Maluku, in the easternmost part of the Malay Archipelago were famous for nutmegs. It was for the Spices (and the Gospel) that led the Europeans to traverse the Indian Ocean. They said it was also for the pepper. The king of spices will be the ingredient for another story. For now, we follow an English ship to the nutmeg growing Banda islands. When the ship arrived at the main island of Neira, it found that the Dutch East India Company (VOC) had set up shop, and had forcibly imposed a monopoly on the locals. Faced with Dutch hostility, the English decided to trade with two tiny outlying islands – Pulau Ai and Pulau Run – where the locals had resisted Dutch pressure.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B69 History and systems
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2024 12:00
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 12:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111475

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